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josh

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Re: American League
« Reply #495 on: September 14, 2018, 02:32:21 PM »

True enough. Without a World Series title you are the 2p01 Seattle Pilots or the 2017 Cleveland Indians.

Yesterday, I was listening to a discussion about who remembers what and how 100+ wins is meaningless without a ring vs. 100+ wins is meaningful.

The radio guys asked the caller to name the last winner of 100+ games and he couldn't. They understandably mocked him, since he was insisting it was important.

But he missed his chance to ask them who won the 2001 World Series, beating the 116 game winning Mariners. (Pilots! Hah! Clever.)

Without the 116 wins, nobody remembers those Mariners, but even with them, mostly people remember that they lost, but not to whom or how or anything. Yeah, here I expect people might remember it. Or some of us, at least, but likely not all.
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Re: American League
« Reply #496 on: September 14, 2018, 02:33:10 PM »

or the most famous example 1954 Indians.

But the premise its "only flags count: is BS.

Most of us are watch and enjoy a sports where our teams rarely win a championship.

but we keep on watching, knowing there is only a modest chance of a champioship.

IMO its the game, skills, real drama, unscripted suspense and the sport.

The flag is a bonus.
I will gladly trade last year's win streak for Houston's rings.
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Re: American League
« Reply #497 on: September 14, 2018, 02:35:18 PM »

But he missed his chance to ask them who won the 2001 World Series, beating the 116 game winning Mariners. (Pilots! Hah! Clever.)

The team that won the 2001 World Series didn't beat the 116 game winning Mariners.  The team that lost that World Series did.
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« Reply #498 on: September 14, 2018, 02:37:28 PM »

True enough. Without a World Series title you are the 2p01 Seattle Pilots or the 2017 Cleveland Indians.
But he missed his chance to ask them who won the 2001 World Series, beating the 116 game winning Mariners. (Pilots! Hah! Clever.)
it's a.thin line between stupid and clever.  I had me a brain fart in memory of the late, great Ray Oyler.
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Re: American League
« Reply #499 on: September 14, 2018, 03:21:43 PM »

But he missed his chance to ask them who won the 2001 World Series, beating the 116 game winning Mariners. (Pilots! Hah! Clever.)

The team that won the 2001 World Series didn't beat the 116 game winning Mariners.  The team that lost that World Series did.

Good point. Oops!

But nobody knows who that was, either, the vast bulk of the time.

The Mariners are more deeply embedded in our memories.
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Re: American League
« Reply #500 on: September 14, 2018, 03:22:33 PM »

True enough. Without a World Series title you are the 2p01 Seattle Pilots or the 2017 Cleveland Indians.
But he missed his chance to ask them who won the 2001 World Series, beating the 116 game winning Mariners. (Pilots! Hah! Clever.)
it's a.thin line between stupid and clever.  I had me a brain fart in memory of the late, great Ray Oyler.

Hah! Not a bad brain fart as such things go.
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Re: American League
« Reply #501 on: September 14, 2018, 03:38:26 PM »

But he missed his chance to ask them who won the 2001 World Series, beating the 116 game winning Mariners. (Pilots! Hah! Clever.)

The team that won the 2001 World Series didn't beat the 116 game winning Mariners.  The team that lost that World Series did.

Good point. Oops!

But nobody knows who that was, either, the vast bulk of the time.

The Mariners are more deeply embedded in our memories.
Maybe.  But I think that because the Yankees were going for their 4th WS in a row that season (and 5th of 6), I think most baseball fans remember well that it was them that knocked the Mariners off. 
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Re: American League
« Reply #502 on: September 14, 2018, 05:40:03 PM »

Well....

I think what Utley means is

CONGRATS for making 100 wins a thing.

Yawn.

Its flags that count.

It don't mean a thing, if you don't get that ring!
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Re: American League
« Reply #503 on: September 14, 2018, 06:01:38 PM »

Well....

I think what Utley means is

CONGRATS for making 100 wins a thing.

Yawn.

Its flags that count.

It don't mean a thing, if you don't get that ring!

Doo wop, doo wop, doo wop!
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Re: American League
« Reply #504 on: September 14, 2018, 08:00:45 PM »

Not the single most captivating performance by a Red Sox team this year.
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Re: American League
« Reply #505 on: September 14, 2018, 08:58:28 PM »

Yeah......missed an easy bet tonight with Mets.

Could be a sweep.
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Re: American League
« Reply #506 on: September 14, 2018, 09:38:14 PM »

Meanwhile..........

YOU



SUCK



TENDI !!!!
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Re: American League
« Reply #507 on: September 14, 2018, 10:26:57 PM »

Not the single most captivating performance by a Red Sox team this year.

Ugly by the 3rd. Still ugly in the 9th.

Tomorrow is another day!
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Re: American League
« Reply #508 on: September 14, 2018, 10:45:15 PM »

Trust me - check out til Monday
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Re: American League
« Reply #509 on: September 14, 2018, 10:46:52 PM »

Trust me - check out til Monday

Why on earth would I trust you?

And given who the Mets have starting tomorrow? No, thanks.

And... I don't only watch them when they are winning.
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